On This Day in History: February 11
February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 323 days remain until the end of the year (324 in leap years).
Lottery News On This Day
- Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack wins $150,000 lottery prize. Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack is $150,000 richer after claiming a Powerball lottery prize Monday.
- NH Lottery considers legal action after U.S. Justice Department questions online sales. The New Hampshire Lottery is contemplating a lawsuit after the U.S. Justice Department deemed online lottery sales illegal.
- Pennsylvania Lottery testing payment with credit, debit cards. People can now use debit and credit cards to purchase Pennsylvania lottery tickets at nine Smoker's Express stores in the Harrisburg area as part of a new payment trial.
- $HALF-BILLION! Powerball raised again on monster sales. Less than 24 hours after lottery officials were forced to raise the Wednesday Powerball jackpot estimate, they have done it again — now to $500 million.
- Ornery dog leads to $1M lottery win. A group of blue collar University of Utah workers will split $1 million in lottery winnings thanks to a set of keys left in a truck and an ornery little dog named "Stella."
- Ohio's interim lottery chief given official title. Dennis R. Berg has been named director of the Ohio Lottery, Gov. John Kasich announced on Friday.
- Retired firefighter is $122M Powerball lottery winner. Stephen Kirwan, a retired 68-year-old Greene County, New York, resident, was introduced this morning as the $122 million winner of the Jan. 22 Powerball drawing.
- N.Y. couple claims $48.8M Powerball lottery jackpot. A New Your couple plans on a new car and a vacation after taking home $16.4 million from the multi-state Powerball lottery.
- 2 NY Powerball winners of $170M being introduced. New York Lottery officials say they'll present checks worth more than $170 million to two upstate New York winners of two recent Powerball drawings.
- N.M. acts to save Lottery scholarship fund. A lottery-financed college scholarship program is running out of money, and lawmakers are looking for a fix that won't hamper efforts to encourage young New Mexicans to attend universities and colleges in the state.
- S.C. Senate passes expanded gambling law. The South Carolina State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would allow charities, schools and churches to hold raffles legally.
- Special lottery for Indiana National Guard troops won't advance. An Indiana lawmaker expressed disappointment Thursday that her proposal for a special lottery to support the Indiana National Guard will not get a chance to advance in the state Senate.
- Delaware Lottery looking for $7.7 million winner. Delaware Lottery officials are pulling out all the stops to figure out who bought a $7.7 million winning Delaware Lotto ticket for the January 27th drawing.
- Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $150 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball, increasing the Friday jackpot to $150 million, with a cash option of $89 million.
- Storeowners Receive Share Of Lottery Jackpot. The winners of last week's $85 million Powerball jackpot have yet to come forward, but the storeowners who sold the ticket received their share of the pot Tuesday.
- Lotto winner gives $1M to friend. Twenty years ago, buddies Funk and Michael Hawryshko promised each other that if one of them ever won the lottery, he'd give the other a million bucks.
- Tennessee Lottery Brings In $96.5 Million In First Three Weeks. Starting the Tennessee Lottery 21 days earlier than the original Feb. 10 target date has resulted in approximately $96.5 million in ticket sales in just three weeks, which means nearly $30 million for education programs in the state to date, Lottery officials said Tuesday.
- Bill created to clean up Colorado lottery. Concerned over an audit that found problems with the Colorado Lottery, lawmakers began work Tuesday on a bill that would require ethics training and criminal background checks of all lottery officials, including the governor's appointees.
Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day
- 1.$564.1 Million
Feb 11, 2015
- 2.$336.4 Million
Feb 11, 2012
- 3.$286.1 Million
Feb 12, 2014
- 4.$285 Million
Feb 11, 2017
- 5.$250 Million
Feb 11, 2006
- 6.$242 Million
Feb 13, 2019
- 7.$203 Million
Feb 14, 2018
- 8.$202 Million
Feb 11, 2020
- 9.$176 Million
Feb 13, 2016
- 10.€129 Million
Feb 12, 2010
- 11.$173 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 12.€151 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 13.€138 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 14.$153 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 15.$150 Million
Feb 13, 2004
- 15.$150 Million
Feb 12, 2008
- 17.$125 Million
Feb 11, 2003
- 18.$122 Million
Feb 11, 2014
- 19.€98.55 Million
Feb 13, 2018
- 20.$120 Million
Feb 14, 2006
- 21.€104.3 Million
Feb 12, 2019
- 22.$106 Million
Feb 13, 2007
- 23.€87.27 Million
Feb 11, 2017
- 24.$87 Million
Feb 12, 2016
- 25.$85 Million
Feb 13, 2009
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Sunday, Feb 11, 1990
30 years old
Tuesday, Feb 11, 1986
34 years old
Wednesday, Feb 11, 1981
39 years old
Sunday, Feb 11, 1979
41 years old
Sunday, Feb 11, 1979
41 years old
Saturday, Feb 11, 1978
42 years old
Thursday, Feb 11, 1971
49 years old
Saturday, Feb 11, 1967
53 years old
Saturday, Feb 11, 1967
53 years old
Tuesday, Feb 11, 1964
56 years old
Saturday, Feb 11, 1961
59 years old
Monday, Feb 11, 1946
74 years old
(year not provided)
Worldwide Events On This Day
- Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes near Moscow, Russia. All 71 people on board die.
- North Korea test fires a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan.
- A man shoots six people dead at an education center in Jizan Province, Saudi Arabia.
- A university student was murdered as she resisted an attempted rape in Turkey, sparking nationwide protests and public outcry against harassment and violence against women.
- A military transport plane crashes in a mountainous area of Oum El Bouaghi Province in eastern Algeria, killing 77 people.
- The Vatican confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI would resign the papacy on 28 February 2013, as a result of his advanced age.
- Arab Spring: The first wave of the Egyptian revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
- Rebel East Timorese soldiers seriously wound President José Ramos-Horta. Rebel leader Alfredo Reinado is killed in the attack.
- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney shot Harry Whittington, a 78-year-old Texas attorney, while participating in a quail hunt on a ranch in Riviera, Texas.
- A Dutch programmer launched the Anna Kournikova virus infecting millions of emails via a trick photo of the tennis star.
- Pluto crosses Neptune's orbit, ending a nearly 20-year period (since 1979) when it was closer to the Sun than the gas giant; Pluto is not expected to interact with Neptune's orbit for another 228 years.
- Space Shuttle Discovery is launched on a mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Nelson Mandela is released from Victor Verster Prison outside Cape Town, South Africa after 27 years as a political prisoner.
- Buster Douglas, a 42:1 underdog, knocks out Mike Tyson in ten rounds at Tokyo to win boxing's world Heavyweight title.
- Around 100,000 US gallons (380 m) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating eight workers.
- The Iranian Revolution establishes an Islamic theocracy under the leadership of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- Censorship: China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.
- Vietnam War: First release of American prisoners of war from Vietnam takes place.
- Cold War: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.
- Greeks and Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus.
- The Federation of Arab Emirates of the South, which will later become South Yemen, is created as a protectorate of the United Kingdom.
- Cold War: U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower denies all appeals for clemency for Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
- The Soviet Union breaks off diplomatic relations with Israel.
- World War II: General Dwight D. Eisenhower is selected to command the allied armies in Europe.
- World War II: The Battle of Bukit Timah is fought in Singapore.
- A Lockheed P-38 Lightning flies from California to New York in seven hours two minutes.
- BBC Television produces the world's first ever science fiction television program, an adaptation of a section of the Karel Čapek play R.U.R., that coined the term "robot".
- The Flint sit-down strike ends when General Motors recognizes the United Auto Workers trade union.
- Kingdom of Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
- Friedrich Ebert (SPD), is elected President of Germany.
- Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos.
- Anton Bruckner's 9th Symphony receives its first performance in Vienna, Austria.
- Meiji Constitution of Japan is adopted; the first National Diet convenes in 1890.
- King Amadeo I of Spain abdicates.
- American Civil War: The United States House of Representatives unanimously passes a resolution guaranteeing noninterference with slavery in any state.
- Bernadette Soubirous's first vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France.
- The Kingdom of Awadh is annexed by the British East India Company and Wajid Ali Shah, the king of Awadh, is imprisoned and later exiled to Calcutta.
- Kassa Hailu is crowned Tewodros II, Emperor of Ethiopia, by Abuna Salama III in a ceremony at the church of Derasge Maryam.
- Giuseppe Verdi's opera I Lombardi alla prima crociata receives its first performance in Milan, Italy.
- Gaetano Donizetti's opera La fille du régiment receives its first performance in Paris, France.
- University College London is founded as University of London.
- Carnival tragedy of 1823: About 110 boys are killed during a stampede at the Convent of the Minori Osservanti in Valletta, Malta.
- Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry is accused of "gerrymandering" for the first time.
- Jesse Fell burns anthracite on an open grate as an experiment in heating homes with coal.
- First session of United States Senate opens to the public.
- The Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, petitions U.S. Congress for the abolition of slavery.
- The assault on Copenhagen by Swedish forces is beaten back with heavy losses.
- Emperor Susenyos I of Ethiopia and Patriarch Afonso Mendes declare the primacy of the Roman See over the Ethiopian Church, and Catholicism to be the state religion of Ethiopia.
- Henry VIII of England is recognized as supreme head of the Church of England.
- John de Courcy's army defeats the native Dunleavey Clan in Ulster. The English establish themselves in Ulster.
- Emperor Gordian III is murdered by mutinous soldiers in Zaitha (Mesopotamia). A mound is raised at Carchemish in his memory.
- AD 55
- Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman emperorship, dies under mysterious circumstances in Rome. This clears the way for Nero to become Emperor.
- 660 BC
- Traditional date for the foundation of Japan by Emperor Jimmu.
Births On This Day
- Jonathan Tah, German footballer
- Ben McLemore, American basketball player
- Lasse Norman Hansen, Danish track and road cyclist
- Taylor Lautner, American actor, model and martial artist
- Georgia May Foote, English actress
- Nikola Mirotic, Spanish basketball player
- Javier Aquino, Mexican footballer
- Hwang Chan-sung, South Korean singer, rapper, and actor
- Q'orianka Kilcher, American actress
- Alexander Büttner, Dutch footballer
- Vlad Moldoveanu, Romanian basketball player
- Luca Antonelli, Italian footballer
- José Callejón, Spanish footballer
- Juanmi Callejón, Spanish footballer
- Ebba Busch Thor, Swedish politician
- Brian Matusz, American baseball player
- Jan Smeekens, Dutch speed skater
- Ellen van Dijk, Dutch cyclist
- Abu Omar al-Shishani, Georgian commander (d. 2016)
- Kees Luyckx, Dutch footballer
- William Beckett, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
- Šárka Strachová, Czech skier
- Maarten Heisen, Dutch sprinter
- Marco Marcato, Italian cyclist
- Aubrey O'Day, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Maxime Talbot, Canadian ice hockey player
- Rafael van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
- Christian Maggio, Italian footballer
- Natalie Dormer, English actress
- Ľubomíra Kalinová, Slovak biathlete
- Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
- Kelly Rowland, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
- Brandy Norwood, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
- Ioannis Okkas, Cypriot footballer and manager
- Mike Shinoda, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Tony Battie, American basketball player and sportscaster
- Peter Hayes, American singer and guitarist
- Andy Lally, American race car driver
- Callum Thorp, Australian cricketer
- Jacque Vaughn, American basketball player and coach
- D'Angelo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- Nick Barmby, English footballer and manager
- Isaiah Mustafa, American football player and actor
- Jaroslav Špaček, Czech ice hockey player and coach
- Zain Verjee, Kenyan-Canadian journalist
- Hernandez, American wrestler and promoter
- Varg Vikernes, Norwegian guitarist and songwriter
- Steve McManaman, English footballer
- Bernd Meier, German footballer and coach (d. 2012)
- Damian Lewis, English actor
- Fredrik Thordendal, Swedish guitarist and songwriter
- Jennifer Aniston, American actress and producer
- Andreas Hilfiker, Swiss footballer
- John Salako, Nigerian-English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
- Mo Willems, American author and illustrator
- Hank Gathers, American basketball player (d. 1990)
- Paul McLoone, Irish singer, former radio producer, radio presenter, and voice actor
- Ty Treadway, American actor and talk show host
- Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, French comedian, actor, and activist
- Vicki Wilson, Australian netball player and coach
- Adrian Hasler, Liechtensteiner police officer and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
- Sarah Palin, American journalist and politician, 9th Governor of Alaska
- Ken Shamrock, American martial artist and wrestler
- José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer and manager
- Tammy Baldwin, American lawyer and politician
- Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
- Bestia Salvaje, Mexican wrestler (d. 2008)
- Carey Lowell, American model and actress
- Momus, Scottish-Japanese author, journalist, and songwriter
- Richard Mastracchio, American engineer and astronaut
- Deborah Meaden, English businesswoman
- Roberto Moreno, Brazilian race car driver
- Marzieh Vahid-Dastjerdi, Iranian educator and politician, Iranian Minister of Health
- Pepu Hernández, Spanish professional basketball coach
- Tina Ambani, Indian actress
- Peter Klashorst, Dutch painter, sculptor, and photographer
- Mitchell Symons, English author and journalist
- Catherine Hickland, American actress
- Didier Lockwood, French violinist (Magma) (d. 2018)
- H.R., American punk rock singer-songwriter (Bad Brains)
- Warren Boland, Australian rugby league player and sportscaster
- Wesley Strick, American director and screenwriter
- Philip Anglim, American actor
- Jeb Bush, American banker and politician, 43rd Governor of Florida
- Tom Veryzer, American baseball player (d. 2014)
- Mike Leavitt, American politician, 14th Governor of Utah
- Al Johnson, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- Yoshihito, Prince Katsura of Japan (d. 2014)
- Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese engineer and politician, 60th Prime Minister of Japan
- Johnny Manahan, Filipino actor, director, and screenwriter
- Derek Shulman, Scottish singer-songwriter and producer
- Pierre Curzi, Canadian actor, screenwriter, and politician
- Ian Porterfield, Scottish-English footballer and manager (d. 2007)
- Burhan Ghalioun, Syrian academic and politician
- Mike Oxley, American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)
- Joy Williams, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist
- Joselito, Spanish singer and actor
- Serge Lama, French singer-songwriter
- Alan Rubin, American trumpet player (d. 2011)
- Stan Szelest, American keyboard player (d. 1991)
- Otis Clay, American singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
- Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian pianist and composer
- Mick Staton, American soldier and politician (d. 2014)
- Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (d. 2014)
- Bevan Congdon, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2018)
- Ian Gow, British Member of Parliament who was assassinated by the IRA (d. 1990)
- Bill Lawry, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
- Eddie Shack, Canadian ice hockey player
- Phillip Walker, American singer and guitarist (d. 2010)
- Burt Reynolds, American actor and director (d. 2018)
- Gene Vincent, American singer and guitarist (d. 1971)
- Mel Carnahan, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 51st Governor of Missouri (d. 2000)
- Tina Louise, American actress and singer
- Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of Panama (d. 2017)
- Mary Quant, British fashion designer
- John Surtees, English motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2017)
- David Taylor, English veterinarian and television host (d. 2013)
- Dennis Skinner, English miner and politician
- Roy De Forest, American painter and academic (d. 2007)
- Ivan Hutchinson, Australian film critic and author (d. 1995)
- Sinclair Stevens, Canadian businessman, lawyer, and politician (d. 2016)
- Paul Bocuse, French chef (d. 2018)
- Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor and producer (d. 2010)
- Virginia E. Johnson, American psychologist and academic (d. 2013)
- Kim Stanley, American actress (d. 2001)
- Budge Patty, American tennis player
- Antony Flew, English philosopher and academic (d. 2010)
- Lloyd Bentsen, American colonel and politician, 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 2006)
- Ottavio Missoni, Italian hurdler and fashion designer, founded Missoni (d. 2013)
- Edward Seidensticker, American scholar and translator (d. 2007)
- Farouk of Egypt (d. 1965)
- Daniel F. Galouye, American author (d. 1976)
- Billy Halop, American actor (d. 1976)
- Dorothea Krook-Gilead, Latvian-South African author and translator (d. 1989)
- Daniel James, Jr., American general and pilot (d. 1978)
- Eva Gabor, Hungarian-American actress, socialite and businesswoman (d. 1995)
- Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (d. 2007)
- Patrick Leigh Fermor, English soldier, author, and scholar (d. 2011)
- Richard Hamming, American mathematician and academic (d. 1998)
- Matt Dennis, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2002)
- Josh White, American blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and activist (d. 1969)
- Rudolf Firkušný, Czech-American pianist and educator (d. 1994)
- Max Baer, American boxer and actor (d. 1959)
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1993)
- Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1992)
- Vivian Fuchs, English geologist and explorer (d. 1999)
- Keith Holyoake, New Zealand farmer and politician, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1983)
- Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect, designed Aarhus City Hall and Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (d. 1971)
- Ellen Broe, Danish nurse, pioneer in nursing education (d. 1994)
- Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher and scholar (d. 2002)
- Jōsei Toda, Japanese educator and activist (d. 1958)
- Leo Szilard, Hungarian-American physicist and academic (d. 1964)
- Emil Leon Post, Polish-American mathematician and logician (d.1954)
- J. W. Hearne English cricketer (d. 1965)
- Carlo Carrà, Italian painter (d. 1966)
- Elsa Beskow, Swedish author and illustrator (d. 1953)
- Helene Kröller-Müller, German-Dutch art collector and philanthropist, founded the Kröller-Müller Museum (d. 1939)
- Else Lasker-Schüler, German poet and author (d. 1945)
- Louis Bouveault, French chemist (d. 1909)
- John F. Fitzgerald, American politician; Mayor of Boston (d. 1950)
- Rachilde, French author and playwright (d. 1953)
- Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (d. 1940)
- Thomas Edison, American engineer and businessman, developed the light bulb and phonograph (d. 1931)
- Ahmet Tevfik Pasha, Ottoman soldier and politician, 272nd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (d. 1936)
- Josiah Willard Gibbs, American physicist, mathematician, and academic (d. 1903)
- Melville Fuller, American lawyer and jurist, 8th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1910)
- Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff, Prussian pianist and composer (d. 1913)
- Auguste Mariette, French archaeologist and scholar (d. 1881)
- Otto Ludwig, German author, playwright, and critic (d. 1865)
- Alexander H. Stephens, American lawyer and politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America (d. 1883)
- Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, American explorer (d. 1866)
- Lydia Maria Child, American journalist, author, and activist (d. 1880)
- Henry Fox Talbot, English photographer and politician, invented the calotype (d. 1877)
- Basil Moreau, French priest, founded the Congregation of Holy Cross (d. 1873)
- Giovanni Pacini, Italian composer and educator (d. 1867)
- Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek politician, 1st Governor of Greece (d. 1831)
- Joseph Chénier, French poet and playwright (d. 1811)
- Albert Christoph Dies, German composer and painter (d. 1822)
- Egidio Duni, Italian composer (d. 1775)
- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, French poet and playwright (d. 1757)
- William Carstares, Scottish minister and academic (d. 1715)
- Honoré d'Urfé, French author and playwright (d. 1625)
- Pope Gregory XIV (d. 1591)
- Philip II, Metropolitan of Moscow (d. 1569)
- Elizabeth of York (d. 1503)
- Poggio Bracciolini, Italian scholar and translator (d. 1459)
- Otto III, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1312)
Deaths On This Day
- Vic Damone, American singer, songwriter and actor (b. 1928)
- Asma Jahangir, Pakistani human-rights lawyer and social activist (b. 1952)
- Jan Maxwell, American stage and television actress (b. 1956)
- Qazi Wajid, Pakistani drama actor, writer and artist (b. 1930)
- Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990)
- Jaap Rijks, Dutch Olympic medalist (b. 1919)
- Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist and wrestler (b. 1971)
- Zeng Xuelin, Thai-Chinese footballer and manager (b. 1929)
- Anne Cuneo, Swiss journalist and author (b. 1936)
- Roger Hanin, Algeria-born French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1925)
- Bob Simon, American journalist (b. 1941)
- Jerry Tarkanian, American basketball player and coach (b. 1930)
- Alice Babs, Swedish singer and actress (b. 1924)
- Tito Canepa, Dominican-American painter (b. 1916)
- Fernando González Pacheco, Spanish-Colombian journalist and actor (b. 1932)
- Jim Boatwright, American basketball player and coach (b. 1952)
- Rick Huxley, English bass player (b. 1940)
- D. Vinayachandran, Indian poet and educator (b. 1946)
- Siri Bjerke, Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of the Environment (b. 1958)
- Aharon Davidi, Israeli general (b. 1927)
- Whitney Houston, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress (b. 1963)
- Chuck Tanner, American baseball player and manager (b. 1928)
- Heward Grafftey, Canadian businessman and politician (b. 1928)
- Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, founder of his eponymous brand (b. 1969)
- Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)
- Willem Johan Kolff, Dutch-American physician and academic (b. 1911)
- Tom Lantos, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
- Frank Piasecki, American engineer (b. 1919)
- Peter Benchley, American author and screenwriter (b. 1940)
- Ken Fletcher, Australian tennis player (b. 1940)
- Jackie Pallo, English wrestler and actor (b. 1926)
- Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
- Shirley Strickland, Australian runner and coach (b. 1925)
- Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player and coach (b. 1910)
- Barry Foster, English actor (b. 1931)
- Lord Kitchner, Trinidadian singer (b. 1922)
- Roger Vadim, French director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
- Kebby Musokotwane, Zambian politician, 5th Prime Minister of Zambia (b. 1946)
- Amelia Rosselli, Italian poet and author (b. 1930)
- Neil Bonnett, American race car driver and sportscaster (b. 1946)
- Sorrell Booke, American lieutenant, actor, and director (b. 1930)
- William Conrad, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1920)
- Paul Feyerabend, Austrian-Swiss philosopher and academic (b. 1924)
- Nicole Germain, Canadian actress and journalist (b. 1917)
- Kamal Amrohi, Indian director and screenwriter (b. 1918)
- Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
- George O'Hanlon, American actor and voice artist (b. 1912)
- Frank Herbert, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
- Evelio Javier, Filipino lawyer and politician (b. 1942)
- Henry Hathaway, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1898)
- C. Suntharalingam, Sri Lankan academic, lawyer, and politician (b. 1895)
- Eleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (b. 1912)
- R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (b. 1888)
- James Bryant Conant, American chemist, academic, and diplomat, 1st United States Ambassador to West Germany (b. 1893)
- Harry Martinson, Swedish novelist, essayist, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
- Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Indian lawyer and politician, 5th President of India (b. 1905)
- Louis Beel, Dutch academic and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1902)
- Lee J. Cobb, American actor (b. 1911)
- Alexander Lippisch, German pilot and engineer (b. 1894)
- Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy colonel and politician, President of Madagascar (b. 1931)
- J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
- Kosaburo Eto, Japanese nationalist and social activist (b. 1946)
- Howard Lindsay, American actor, director, producer, and playwright (b. 1888)
- Deendayal Upadhyaya, Indian journalist, economist, and politician (b. 1916)
- Trần Tử Bình, Vietnamese general and diplomat (b. 1907)
- A. J. Muste, Dutch-American minister and activist (b. 1885)
- John Olof Dahlgren, Swedish-American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
- Sylvia Plath, American poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1932)
- Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
- Ernest Jones, Welsh neurologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1879)
- Axel Munthe, Swedish doctor (b. 1857)
- Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
- Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler and coach (b. 1884)
- Jamnalal Bajaj, Indian businessman and philanthropist, founded Bajaj Group (b. 1884)
- Ugo Pasquale Mifsud, Maltese politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1889)
- John Buchan, Scottish-Canadian historian and politician, 15th Governor General of Canada (b. 1875)
- Ellen Day Hale, American painter and author (b. 1855)
- Germanos Karavangelis, Greek-Austrian metropolitan (b. 1866)
- Charles Algernon Parsons, English-Irish engineer, invented the steam turbine (b. 1854)
- Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician and academic (b. 1847)
- Alexey Kaledin, Russian general (b. 1861)
- Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician and epidemiologist (b. 1872)
- Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)
- Léon Foucault, French physicist and academic (b. 1819)
- Elizabeth Siddal, English poet and model (b. 1829)
- Alexander Griboyedov, Russian poet, playwright, and composer (b. 1795)
- Carl Michael Bellman, Swedish poet and composer (b. 1740)
- William Shenstone, English poet and gardener (b. 1714)
- Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist, playwright, and critic (b. 1675)
- René Descartes, French mathematician and philosopher (b. 1596)
- Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician and astronomer (b. 1552)
- Elizabeth of York (b. 1466)
- Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah, first Bahmani Sultan of Deccan
- Karl von Trier, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order
- Minamoto no Yoshitomo, Japanese general (b. 1123)
- Hugh of Saint Victor, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1096)
- William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1071)
- Pope Paschal I
- Emperor Shunzong of Tang (b. 761)
- Pope Gregory II (b. 669)
- Heraclius, Byzantine emperor (b. 575)
- Gordian III, Roman emperor (b. 225)
- AD 55
- Britannicus, Roman son of Claudius (b. 41)